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Sep 13, 2014 6:22pm

Navy Ends Search for Missing Pilot in Western Pacific

WASHINGTON — The Navy has ended an extensive search for a missing fighter pilot aboard one of two F/A-18C jets that apparently collided Friday over the western Pacific. The missing pilot is presumed to be deceased. The Navy’s Seventh Fleet issued a statement saying it… Read More »

The Note
Sep 13, 2014 8:32am

Sen. Gillibrand: If Goodell Lied, ‘He Has to Step Down’

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York, has tentatively added her voice to the rising chorus calling for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s resignation in the wake of the Ray Rice incident. “If he lied, then he has to step down,” Gillibrand said on the latest episode of… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 12, 2014 5:31pm

Accused ‘Swatter’ Released on $100K Bail, Faces Jail Time

Matthew Tollis, who police say admitted to participating in at least six so-called “swatting” hoax calls this year, was released on $100,000 bail today after appearing in federal court. Tollis, 21, of Wethersfield, Connecticut, is accused of calling in false emergencies that sent heavily armed… Read More »

By ABC News

Sep 12, 2014 4:52pm

Sting Brings His Hometown to Broadway in First Musical ‘The Last Ship’

Grammy-winning artist — and now Broadway lyricist and composer — Sting said it was his mother who’d introduced show music to their household when he was growing up. “She brought rock n roll into the house — Elvis Presley, Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis —… Read More »

The Note
Sep 12, 2014 3:37pm

In Shift, White House Calls ISIS Fight A ‘War’

One day after denying the U.S. is engaged in “a war” against ISIS militants, the White House today said  a war is in fact underway, indicating it’s an extension of the ongoing campaign against Islamic extremists. “The United States is at war with ISIL in… Read More »

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 7:53pm

Girl Disappointed Obama Not Beyoncé

President Obama and the first lady made a surprise stop at a Washington, D.C., charter school this afternoon to participate in a service project, much to the dismay of a young girl who had hoped the surprise visitor would be Beyoncé. “I understand,” Obama told… Read More »

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 7:40pm

Secret Service Nabs White House Fence-Jumper

A dramatic scene unfolded at the White House today as Secret Service agents raced to confront and apprehend a young man who broke the security perimeter. “Drop down! Drop down!” Secret Service officers shouted, as they rushed across the North Lawn, their guns at the… Read More »

National Security
Sep 11, 2014 7:27pm

How US Would Conduct the Syrian Rebel-Training Program

A key component of the Obama administration’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS in Iraq and Syria is the training and arming of moderate Syrian rebel fighters.  But the biggest hurdle might be how the United States would vet those  fighters to make sure they… Read More »

The Note
Sep 11, 2014 5:13pm

Why Obama Insists His ISIS Strategy Is Legal

The White House says President Obama does not need Congressional approval for expanded strikes against ISIS in Iraq and possibly Syria because he already has the authority he needs based under the 2001 Authorization for Military Force against Al Qaeda and its affiliates that was… Read More »

Sep 11, 2014 11:56am

New Memorial Honors Women Killed in Line of Duty Since 9/11

ARLINGTON, Va. — A new “Living Wall of Honor” at the Arlington National Cemetery women’s memorial remembers the U.S. service members who died in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars after the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. It was unveiled today, the attacks’ 13th anniversary…. Read More »